Have you ever wondered about the origins of Japanese storytelling? Do you want to know the historical background of Japanese gods and goddesses who appear in video games? Do you wonder about the uses of elegance, love, nature, and religion in modern Japanese manga and anime? Come unlock the secrets to Japanese literature by studying the earliest Japanese texts. From poetry, essay, narrative, and drama we will investigate the essential aspects of Japanese culture and sensibility before the modern era (1868-) of Western influence. This class will also make extensive use of cultural artifacts on display throughout the University Circle and Cleveland areas.
Classical Japanese Literature in Translation (JPN245/WLIT245)
Instructor: Dr. Beth M. Carter (email@example.com/ Guilford 313) Class: TuTh 11:30-12:45PM Location: Geller 002